Plays of the Week:
Play of the week goes to Dr. Kevin Westbrook and Dr. Alexis Ghersi for their quick and efficient care of a VERY jaundiced baby. After fielding the call they sprung into action and prepared overhead lights with a tinfoil-wrapped bed in the emergency room. They were present for the arrival of the baby and immediately started treatment to prevent the infant from reaching exchange transfusion level.
Play of the week also goes to Dr. Andrew Warren who had a champagne tap on a critically ill neonate!!! Impressive procedural skills!! 🎉🍾
Play of the week also goes to Dr. Billy Bennett and Dr. Bailey Howard on their acceptance for poster presentation at the 2022 AAP National Conference & Exhibition in Anaheim, CA
Play of the week goes to our NICU fellow, Dr. Jenny Bencze, and the NICU team for the first NICU transport in 3 years!
Time and Location
Monday, 7/25 Block 2 Starts!
MR: Case & Orient to Service
0745 - 0800
America 2525 B/C
MR: Case & Procedural Sedation Lecture, Kicker
0745 - 0850
America 2525 B/C
All welcome; residents see below for pre-work
Wednesday, 7/27 Army Medical Department Birthday
No Morning Report
ITE Group 3
0800 - 1200
Room 2C09, BLDG 85T
Broughton, Goetzman, Wilson, Ferraro, Ghersi, Lucido, Patel, Sukenaga, Westbrook
Academic Half-Day (Devo)
1300-1600 Forest Conf Rm, 5218
Medical Students and Residents Only
MR: Case & Monkeypox Lecture, Hickey
0745 - 0850
America 2525 B/C
MR: Case & Neonatal Respiratory Distress, Weber
0745 - 0850
America 2525 B/C
COL Kimball-Eayrs' Retirement Ceremony
1400-1600 USUHS (Amphitheater; weather permitting)
Save the Date
27JUL: ITE, Academic Half-Day (Devo)
31JUL: Alex Mauro
29JUL: COL Kimball-Eayrs Retirement Ceremony
15AUG: Colin McNamara's Birthday
Meet our Rotating Medical Students!
All Staff Updates
Our first academic half-day will take place this Wednesday, July 27th from 1300-1600 in the Forest Conference Room (America Building 19, Room 5218) and will be focused on Developmental Pediatrics
There will be NO morning report that day
The half-day will start with SIM/Skills, which will be followed by a lecture, and then a resident-only housestaff meeting.
Inpatient teams, please coordinate with your respective fellows/staff to take over clinical responsibilities, as well as pagers/phones while you are at your academic half-day. Inpatient teams will return to their respective services following the conclusion of the academic half-day.
Computer-based training will begin in OCT, and instructor-led in-class training is scheduled to start in DEC
Mock Joint Commission Survey will take place August 8-12th. Please prepare accordingly and ensure that any workspaces that are determined as shared patient areas (i.e. MICC treatment room) do not have any food, drink, jackets, or backpacks in there.
Tuesday, August 9th: PICU; inpatient Peds
Wednesday, August 10th: PCMH (Internal Medicine and Adolescent Medicine)
Friday, August 12th: Peds Sedation Unit
Please make sure you include the following when ordering medications in both the inpatient and outpatient settings: calc weight, dosing of medication, source of dosing, and reason
Transport for Admissions from Building 19
Please review the following SOP for admissions/transfer from the outpatient setting to the inpatient setting
In-Training Exam (ITE)
The ITE is an opportunity to practice answering board-like questions and to assess your pediatric knowledge. It is a tool that we use to help you identify strengths and modify your individualized study plan to focus on areas for growth. Try to minimize stress as much as possible leading into this!
When: 0800 on your designated day below. Once you start the exam, you will have 3 hours to complete the questions.
Where: Building 85T, Room 2C09 Computer Classroom **See detailed directions below**
What to Bring: Your personal laptop (as a backup) and your CAC.
What to Wear: Civilian clothing and a surgical mask! I recommend bringing layers- the room is typically on the colder side.
Residents taking the ITE on Wednesday, July 27 in Room 2C09, BLDG 85T: Broughton, Goetzman, Wilson, Ferraro, Ghersi, Lucido, Patel, Sukenaga, Westbrook
Directions: Room 2C09 in Building 85T can be tricky to find! Please call me if you get lost or have questions.
Building 85T is the ophthalmology/optometry building across the street from the America Building. You can see it when looking through the windows in the clinic resident workroom in the America Building.
After entering the front door, take the elevators to your immediate left. If you hit the optometry office, then you have gone too far.
Go up to the 2nd floor then walk straight back.
When that hallway dead-ends, take a left. You will see a "Psychiatry Continuity Services" hanging sign in the middle of the hallway.
When that hallway dead-ends, take a right. At the turn, you will see a directional sign with an arrow to the right for UA, Radiation Safety, and others.
Go down the hallway almost until it dead ends and the 2C09 computer classroom will be on your left.
Clinic Notification and Tracking System
We are excited to welcome Ms. Tamartra' McDow-Williams as our new Blue Team Admin who officially starts this Monday, July 25th with her admin duties!
We have a NEW Clinic Notification System to follow for all various types of clinic notifications/changes. Please review the document below to determine who to contact when you have unexpected absences, template issues, patient continuity appointment changes, or patient add-ons. You can also find this document on the Chief Corner as well as posted in the resident workroom.
In addition to notifications, we now have a NEW Clinic Changes Tracking excel sheet. Please make any above requests in the excel sheet in addition to notifying the appropriate staff so we are able to ensure that changes are made appropriately. The excel sheet can be found in the Share Drive: \\WRNMDFPISISMBD1\DeptShares$\Dept1\_Pediatrics\SERVICES\PRIMARY CARE\Blue Team
PCP Town Hall: Emerging Pathogens--Monkeypox and Parechovirus: What PCPs Need to Know: Tuesday, August 2, at 12:00 pm
Reproduction and Endocrinology Module Pediatric Small Group Teaching Opportunities 2022: September 22, 26, 29th (sign up here)
Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences
The NCC Peds Scholarly Oversight Committee for Residents (SOCR) will have its next meeting on 27 July. Please email Dr. Zanetti and/or Dr. Kolasinski if you would like to sign up for one of the time slots!
APPD Mid-Atlantic Regional Fall Meeting (Virtual): September 23rd, 2022
Scholarship Opportunity: residents can win a $1000 grant for projects on DEI, community health, advocacy, education, etc. See below for more details, grant proposals are due by Friday, July 29th.
Spotlights on Innovations: do you have an innovative idea within DEI, community health, or virtual recruitment and want to present at the conference? Contact Britt Bumgardner if interested. Submissions are due by Friday, August 26th.
Conference on Military Perinatal Research (COMPRA): November 4-6, 2022
The 41st Conference on Military Perinatal Research (COMPRA) will be held from November 4-6, 2022 in San Antonio, with the theme of "Periviability: Ethics and Outcomes." The call for abstracts for COMPRA began on June 8, 2022, and the deadline for submission is Friday, August 5, 2022. Applicants will be notified of selection for attendance and presentation of abstracts by August 19, 2022. See below for submission guidelines and further details.
Everyone MUST complete a diagnostic ACFT between April 1st and July 31st. IF you pass, you may convert this to count for record on October 1st.
To schedule a test at Walter Reed, please contact SSgt Talia Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please allow a few business days for a response.
If there is no availability at WRNMMC, you must test at Andrews AFB. Contact Ms. Laurie Creel (email@example.com)
Complete an updated Travel Assessment for any leave requests and send to Brittany Bumgardner or Dr. Zanetti for signature.
Upload the signed TRA to your LeaveWeb request, and designate Brittany Bumgardner and Dr. Zanetti as your primary and backup approver.
If you have a negative balance, submit requests to Col Rieker.
Ensure you are up to date with your Individual Medical Readiness
For Fellows: Fill out TRA, send to fellowship director/specialty chief for signing, submit leave to Maj Mary Hoffman and backup is AF personnel within specialty
Residents: designate Brittany Bumgardner (under "Civilian Approvers", UIC 00168) as your watchbill coordinator in NSIPS.
The PFA is approaching!
18-5 Aug 2022: BCAs (Walk-Ins M-F 0800-1400, Building 9 Mezzanine; must be in Navy PTUs)
8 Aug - 2 Sep 2022: All-Hands PRT
6-9 Sep 2022: Late/Make-Up PRT